Christopher Lafayette
Founder GatherVerse

Christopher is an emergent technologist in virtual and augmented reality applying his talents to the metaverse, medtech, education, web3 and applied sciences.

He is working for a more equitable culture in technology serving as a Silicon Valley national and international speaker, thought leader and an advocate for greater expansion of community in technology that includes cross culture and inclusion considerations.

Gatherverse is the brainchild of Christopher Lafayette. Chris saw a critical need for going beyond the technical aspects of creating the metaverse to include humanity itself in the conversation about what a metaverse can and should be, and how it could best benefit those who will ultimately inhabit it.

As the Founder of The Black Technology Mentorship Program, he is creating entrepreneurs and professionals of tomorrow through proper incubation and acceleration, career path and apprenticeship.

Christopher has worked with and advised companies and organizations such as Google, Meta, NFL, Merlin Entertainments, European Commission, Nikko Hotels, NBA, Linux Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, Salesforce, Verizon, Stanford University, Duke University, San Jose College of Engineering, UCLA, renowned chefs, musicians and hundreds of startups.

He sits on various advisory councils and boards.

He's bringing thousands of communities and millions of people into the metaverse, humanely.


Jun 1

05:05 PM - 05:30 PM


Humanity First Approach to Building the Metaverse

Muhsinah Morris | Morehouse College

Christopher Lafayette | GatherVerse

Jun 2

01:00 PM - 01:55 PM


"MetaTr@versal: A Day in the Life" | A Play About Humanity in the Metaverse!

Daniel Dyboski-Bryant | Virtual World Society

Karen Alexander | MetaVRse

Ben Erwin | The Polys - WebXR Awards

Jacki Morie | All These Worlds, LLC

Dulce Baerga | Perception Grid

Evo Heyning | Playable Agency

Alan Smithson | MetaVRse

Damon Hernandez | SIMLAB Inc

Christi Fenison | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design

Neil Trevett | Khronos Group

Christopher Lafayette | GatherVerse

Julie Smithson | MetaVRse

Ali Daniali | HRVSTS

Sophia Moshasha | VR/AR Association

Austin "Cause" Caine | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design

Rolando Masís | xrmasiso

Terry Schussler | Deutsche Telekom AG